Reformation Day

Ninety-five theses on the church door
Nailed for everyone to see
Published by German protestant reformer monk, Martin Luther,
Condemning the corrupt Catholic church that he sees
So, he nailed ninety-five theses to a Catholic church door
He did it thirty first of October in 1517 on Halloween Eve
Theses were reprinted across Europe far and wide
Cause a big stir to reform
Trigger a shift in European religion for a Protestant Reformation
Here we are five hundred years from were reform first began

April 24th prompt: Occasional poems mark an event. Write an occasional poem on one of this year’s anniversaries. Here are just a few: the 200th anniversary of the birth of Henry David Thoreau, the 125th anniversary of Sherlock Holmes’s debut, the 80th for canned Spam, the 50th of the first heart transplant, and the 30th for The Simpsons TV show.


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